Robust analytics infrastructure is one of the keys to success for accountable care organizations, according to a new study published in the journal Academic Medicine.
Physicians in Latin America who participated in pediatric consultations via telemedicine with researchers at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC were "highly satisfied" with the service, according to a new study.
Rather than stressing adoption of health IT, the industry should be focused on how technology can be part of innovative new strategies to improve care, according to a Health Affairs blog post.
A hospital in rural Iowa is partnering with a Des Moines surgeon to compete with its urban counterparts, according to the Des Moines Register.
Information technology will be crucial to pushing disease prevention efforts in healthcare, according to a recent viewpoint published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
More than 1,500 hospitals improved care for more than 143,000 patients since January 2012 through a joint initiative between two major healthcare advocacy organizations, in addition to saving more than $1.3 billion.
Why is there disconnect between laboratories and electronic health records?
Technology-based screenings and in-person follow-ups reduced patients' risk of having undiagnosed hypertension over a 30-month period by more than 72 percent, according to a study in the Annals of Family Medicine.
A report published in May by the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology calls on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to transform healthcare nationally by engineering a "robust" health information infrastructure. Following up on that report, researchers from the National Quality Forum in the District of Columbia who helped pen the document have outlined and dissected the report's recommendations.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) increasingly is concerned about patient safety and other problems incurred by laboratories' use of electronic health records.